The city of Hong Kong is truly astounding. As you look over the skyline you’ll see an incredible contrast of old world style and modern architectural anomalies. Unlike most other modernized metropolitan cities, Hong Kong seems to have sprung up over night. Surrounded by mountains and islands, the city of Hong Kong has much to offer visitors from all walks of life. Here are a few attractions you won’t want to miss.
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As you travel throughout Asia you’ll find yourself surrounded by statues of the great Buddha. Some are seated, some are standing, some are bronze, and some are stone. They vary in shape and design, for sure, but none are quite as ominous as the great Tian Tan Buddha in Hong Kong.
I have been forced to wait around at the Chek Lap Kok Airport numerous times in the past for different reasons.Â I had to roam around the airport while waiting for my connecting flights or worse â€“ to wait for extremely delayed planes.
But, I would have to admit that staying at the Chek Lap Kok Airport is not entirely a pain.Â In fact, this airport would have to be one of my ultimate favorites.Â I do not mind being stranded there for a couple of hours because that just gives me reason to explore and check if there is anything new to see or experience.Â It is an understatement to say that this airport continues to surprise me!
It is this time of the year again when everyone gets to visit their favorite holiday destinations for the Christmas season.Â Some people choose to just book a local flight to their own provinces and be united with their families.Â There are also others who grab the opportunity of having long â€œoffâ€ days from work to go out of the country for some rest,relaxation and adventure.
Hong Kong would have to be counted as one of the popular stops of tourists for Christmas.Â People who live in tropical countries like the Philippines, Thailand, etc would certainly welcome the cold and soothing weather.Â Given that it is a tourist friendly city, there are tons to do in Hong Kong and one will be assured of an endless list of things to do for his or her travel itinerary.Â There are also a lot of nice hotels to stay in like the Acesite Hotel Hong Kong.
Even before Hong Kong Disneyland opened its doors to the public, there was one theme park that both locals and foreigners can visit for a full day of fun and adventure. I am referring to none other than Ocean Park Hong Kong. This particular theme park is considered as one of the worldâ€™s best theme parks that provide entertainment and promote education.
Ocean Park is located in Aberdeen towards the Southern part of the Hong Kong island and quite near to a number of discount hotels in Hong Kong. The park opens at 9:00 am and closes at 6:30pm. Those who would like to spend half a day or a full day at Ocean Park can purchase General Admission tickets at the parkâ€™s main entrance and at the Tai Shue Wan entrance. Alternatively, tickets are also available at the Citybus Bus Route 629 Terminal which can be found near the Admiralty MTR station (exit B) and also via the Ocean Park Online Ticketing System.
Pojangmachas literally mean “covered wagons.” At night, the streets of Seoul and other South Korean cities become enveloped by makeshift plastic tents, while trucks and vans are converted into kitchens where all kinds of greasy food are prepared. These street vendors are so commonplace that they are regularly featured in Korean dramas as theyÂ feed the nightlife of Korea, from the party-going teenagers to the white-collar workers out for late night drinking sessions.
Hong Kong is “heaven” not only for shopaholics but for food trippers as well. I love Cantonese food and the fusion of cuisines that I can try while visiting this vibrant city. But aside from appetizers and full entrees, one must also find room in their tummies for delectable desserts that abound in Hong Kong.
The truth of the matter is that Chinese dishes or Chinese cuisine is not really associated with scrumptious desserts. It is a great thing that this situation is changing and that there are quite a number of really nice dessert places that are sprouting all across Hong Kong much to the delight not only of the locals but, of course, of all tourists.
Every visitor of Hong Kong must also make time to visit the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery which is erected on the thriving hillside of the New Territories.Â This particular monastery is a Buddhist Temple located at 220 Pai Tau Village in Shatin just outside downtown Hong Kong.Â It is considered one of the most sacred sites in Hong Kong.
It is easy to get to this monastery.Â If you come from any hotel in Hong Kong like the Acesite Hotel Hong Kong, you can simply head to the nearest MTR station and ride the MTR to Shatin.Â You can get off the MTR at Shatin then head to Park Road.Â You will see a shopping mall called IKEA at the top of Park Road. When you reach the entrance of IKEA, you will see a small sign that gives directions to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery.Â From here, you can turn left to Pai Tau Street and walk on the ride side of the street then turn towards the small alleyÂ beside the Shatin Cemetery and a building car park. Do not mistake the White PagodaÂ at the left side of Pai Tau Road, for the monastery.Â This White Pagoda is a cemetery and not a temple. When you see a beautiful entrance and escalators, it means that you are in the wrong place.
There is always something different to see and experience in Hong Kong. The standard Hong Kong itinerary would usually include one or two visits to amusement parks, food trips, and endless shopping sprees. Others prefer to just catch up with some rest and relaxation in any of the fine hotels in the city like the BP International Hong Kong which is located at Hong Kong Island. But there is another interesting attraction in Hong Kong that visitors must make time to see and visit. I am referring to Jumbo Kingdom.
If you find yourself at the south side of the Hong Kong Island then it will be quite easy for you to find Jumbo Kingdom, which is located at the Aberdeen Harbour. Coming from the other parts of Hong Kong, you would have to make your way to the Central MTR station and take bus numbers 70 or 75 from the Exchange Square that will bring you to the Shum Wan Shuttle Ferry Pier. You can also catch the bus at the Admiralty MTR Bus Terminal and this will bring you directly to the Aberdeen Shuttle Ferry Pier. The bus ride will not cost you more than HK$ 10.
One would think that a traveler has already seen all of Hong Kong after touring all the famous shopping areas, having fun at Hong Kong Disneyland or Ocean Park Hong Kong and doing the rounds in the main tourist areas of this pulsating city.Â But actually there is still so much to see.Â Those who would like to escape the bustling streets of Hong Kong can hop over to another island where it is more peaceful and laid back.Â Iâ€™m referring to none other than Lamma Island.
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